Energy & Rhythm
A Philosophical Realm of Experience: The Encompassment of All

Energy & Rhythm pushes boundaries en route mind-shifting paradigms of awareness.
Energy & Rhythm signifies the "looking outside-of" and the "upward-into" of what Is
Energy & Rhythm looks beyond the physical and into the spiritual; beyond the known, into the unknown.
Energy & Rhythm
 transcends beyond the construct of old beliefs and definitions as yet another evolution of self, dissolving 
conventionality en route metaphysical creation of existence and beingness in the name of Taijitu.

To live unto self freely and fluid, OR to challenge ills and evolutionize shadow constructs constituting fear, prejudice and injustice  here belies Energy & Rhythm's two contrasting perspectives.

1) "The world is perfect and nothing needs 'changing'. Everything flows in perfect order, and is continually moving through toward a greater state of existence [w], for even if turmoil occurs in the here and now - it must initially and to voluntary depths, as required, for there to be an up-springing toward a greater state of existence" [a] — fathom-ably termed as entropy, known as the Rubber Band Analogy in unison with the universal law that that which creates an action creates an opposite reaction in turn [b][c].

How do you look at the idea of an experience of negativity in a positive way? There is always that wonderful Rubber Band Analogy. The darker you've experienced the darkness when you finally let go, that much farther and faster will you fly into the light.

Each individual has an aptitude toward their uniquely refined distinguishment. Such aptitude enables the distinct to serve the multitudes and the multitude to promulgate distinctiveness, each benefiting of and by the other, serving as the mark of progress whether forth-coming or entropically, initially (see: Wu wei). To "Be" under a guise not deemed as a stepping stone for self toward a greater and inspiring end persists such representation as part and parcel of the problem faced. It is of duty for each to follow one's north-compass diligently for such is what advances shared realism through constructivity in a challenging yet encompassing avenue, complementary to one's developmental expansion of spirit, cultivating the grand journey of life opposite inequities distilling toward such lack of purpose and fulfillment prompting transgression and inopportuneness on the macro-cosmic level [z].

Closely defined systems invariably become obstacles to advancement, and we are not concerned with new philosophies of life. Our purpose is the living of a greater and a greater life, and in such a life all philosophies must constantly change. — Christian D. Larson

2) "Injustice and oppression must be countered against and reconciled toward equity of justness" [d][e]. The spiritual traditions which champion causes serving as artifices toward such contributions [f]; the many traditions and texts furthermore grant (κλέος) in pointing toward purposeful existence and fulfillment (or lack-thereof) within, whence hearkening such nature. Yet the placement of all being in perfect harmony at each moment in time under all circumstances presently-encountered defines abundance of one's faith in the correctness of the Divine Plan in so far as all is accounted for under creational aspect of events on man and his being, who furthermore is relegated to deal with that which he is enabled to handle [g][h], propagating the aforementioned perspective of 'perfect order' to the rehabilitation of self as the micro amidst the macro [i][k][l], in-turn supporting the perspective that all is well in so far as one cares for oneself personally, thus then contributing to viewing the world in accordance. Such infinite capacity eliminates polar opposite spectrums, bringing peace to the bearer [j], pointedly revealing the ideal of each's state of awareness, proving once-more the notion of there being not one way to live, and thus relegating life to both an art and a science [m]. Energies and rhythms, causes and effects  encapsulating everything good and evil as giving rise to an inevitable chain of consequential hap-stances [y] [2520].

Where does the line draw?
The key belies in appointing which battles are worth forth sacrificing (from the Latin word 'sacer,' which means “to make sacred"). The true ideal is for all to pursue toward 'utmost' in a most productive of manners, enabling a purposeful constructivity, and to eliminate systems inhibiting such expressions — dogmatic paradigms disallowing independent inquiry and atonement; institutions based upon presupposed regurgitation rather than the reinforcement of particular aptitude(s) highlighted toward aptitudinal development of creative capacities. These basic truths, worthy of being the focus a among life-long curricula, must be set as the foundation for individual-burgeoning and intra-personal prosperity [o].

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Is the world perfect and no system shall be challenged, oshall the fight for injustice be taken up in so far as "imperfection" pervades? The ideal notion of "perfection" for simplification's sake is noted as equity and fairness of treatment spanning across opportunity and inclusiveness, beyond boundary and credenceWhen 'individual' is strengthened enough to maintain a moral and principled self, therein may content evolve toward services of great good. Sin relays as an injustice towards oneself fore-mostly [r], thus then helping another helps the self whereby under such regard, a just leader carries a high reward whence containing power and authority utilized toward impartiality.

What reinforces the want of an individual to act rightly? The universe, and all therein spiritually and without. If penalties reside in the hereafter, the subjective realism of one's afterlife filled with wrath surely is inconceivable enough for many to unheed, surmounting into continual destructivity in the micro and macro sphere of reality-experience by free-choiceUniversal order may bring relatively-timed karmic repercussion, directly or indirectly, whether consciously noticeable or nay, and yet one may claim universal consequential-disciplining does not exist, for the provocateur states bewilderingly the lack of need to be: "of witness [...] for the bearer's intelligence would already, throughout epochs, depicted that such acts anoint respective repercussions unto self through parallel avenues", thus leading to the cessation of direct results and action-sewn consequences.

In due time, man in his wisdom recognizes patterns of success and failure based upon principled law[s] (v); and yet where does human nature cease via adaptation and evolution?

God has nothing to fear. The Infinite knows no enemy, for there is no opposition. It has no fight, argument, or battle. It is at peace within Itself. You are the taker from the Infinite in order to be the giver to the Infinite. — Raymond Charles Barker

What method does calculation play in the scheme of repercussions under the guise of intention acting as the respective language of the universal creative force? Such discernment inhibits justification for deliberate incomprehension, unaware of the cause and effects others define unto such, standing as beings in the right with justifications deemed rational by their own merit. And seemingly, they rightfully justify such, escaping blame or punishment. Such lack of culpability enables without a need for heeding a change of action due to the forthright lack in there being direct consequence(s); such being as that part of creation that is valid, juxtaposingly valuable, and duly existential toward initial notioning of notion 1), that all things are perfect, for all stands under jurisdiction of divine intelligence, by The Embodiment of Peace, and thus, in accordance to nature and her Plan [s].

All things are in the universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity. — Giordano Bruno

In this life journey, roads traveled vary in destination amidst calculable effects such experiences impart upon the self. Some have been debilitated and coerced to a degree upon which they have been coaxed toward productive ends, or nay, wherein hobbies enable liberation through sorts beyond insecurities and fears; the basic formulation of which being "happiness". For we have the All within us, thus to traverse is to catalyze for change. Under such hypothetical provisions, if all was truly correct with perfection, would growth of self exist? Surely "free-will" disables in as much as nature enables. And yet nature disables in as much as free-will is able to overcome through exploration of the natural's all-encompassment, under the guise of curiosity, study, implementation, refinement, and mastery  deemed through evolution, and nay through discoveries of limitations based upon ethereal constructs of societal prejudice, thought-pattern and systemic functioning of the construct. 

World systems shall be challenged to the extent that one feels enabled enough to challenge where such system(s) lacks universal benefit for the individual based on characteristic means. Such challenging is worth combating, for the individual fights against the suppression of their individuality and infinite beingness  an ideal hearkened on the basis of that which represents justified validation for what is subjectively owed and shall never allow to be stripped away. One may claim, albeit, that the growth of the individual is based upon versatility among the system, where one 'learns about oneself'", and yet the contrarian may anoint such a cop-out, maintaining similarity among populace and gained-insight upon the self under terms of prejudice and insecurity and fears permitted by the self, for the self. The construct(s) of the system limits such excitement and fluidity thus debilitating due-diligence toward self as a result of the courage and grit essential to achieving such in a reality plastered by conformity. And thus, nature and human-nature serve as caps of effectiveness in an imperfect assembly persistently regurgitating forms of function following limitation  whence mastered, may then rubber-band into parallel functionality.

In order to understand our moment in history and where we can go in the future, we have to know what brought us here. In order to be strategically intelligent, we need to be able to comprehend the sources of our world. Our world is shaped by our worldview. How we approach reality is defined by the kinds of assumptions we have about that reality, and that, in turn, shapes reality and feeds it back to us. The subject and the object are deeply implicated in each other... In this sense, it's very important for us to understand the sources of our worldview and therefore the whole history of our philosophies, our sciences, our religions that have led us to this point and shaped the worldview that we now find ourselves in. — Richard Tarnas

Achievement counters the base infrastructure of a system moduled as a factory to keep constancy a static existence, prevalent, in so far as dogma exists to maintain fundamental control upon an existential reality. Such in itself is revolutionary. And they to shun folk from reaching for its attainment, which has dampened their true potential, are truly the delusional for they do not self-define as failures yet rather exercise their will in ways supplementing the forsakenness of their highest ideal and utmost caliber. Those to obtain so as to attain seek for life representation under a greater realism of truth and of occurrence than folk whom view themselves superior in a system where superiority is made impossible for its own pervasive sake of survival. For the greater good is unmet, and what is superiority in light of progress but that which is non-existent, granting unto self an authority among a collectivist paradigm. The irony of impossibility; the collectivist paradigm lacking any trajectory upwards, and yet the mockery and alienation only reinforcing such delusion where "delusion" would free self of such; the result of propaganda spewed from amidst the all-evanescent programming [x].

The systemic construct prizes the flock mentality for its own sovereign nourishment beyond survival, sustaining the system in turn, contributing and working as a perfection of man-made evolutionism en mass scale yet driving forth imperfection and division prompting capability for action [i]. Therein, the individual must battle for intra-narration and formulation. Amidst the conflagration, must the fight uphold for the survival of one's yearnings, at any cost, for such leads toward fluidity of excitement & evolution of self. For there does the battle-cry reside and therein is spoken of, that, "That is the War": of energy and rhythm. To inspire.

Above the constructs of social norm, stars in the dark recesses of casualness, out of this then  what the average public lives in and buys into; above and beyond; skilled at the game found within selves; micro-existential-entropy toward the light within. The competitiveness may not be escaped, both imbued amidst the arena facing macro-existential entropy amidst the inner darkness of self with aptitude and wherewithal of presentable resources. Martyrdom, the test. Technology, the cultivator of non-humanist ethics where war and conflict reside, in turn leading to disconnect among humanity exacerbating 'otherliness' [n].

Often, notwithstanding, was I blamed, and by half-strangers hated, for my so-called Hardness, my indifferentism towards men; and the seemingly ironic tone I had adopted, as my favorite dialect in conversation. Alas, the panoply of Sarcasm was but a buckram case, wherein I had striven to envelope myself; that so my own poor Person might live safe there, and in all friendliness, being no longer exasperated by wounds. Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. But how many individuals did I, in those days, provoke into some degree of hostility thereby! An ironic man, with his sly stillness, and ambuscading ways, more especially a young ironic man, from whom it is least expected, may be viewed as a pest to society. — Thomas Carlyle

Only men of inspiration shall be leaders. For inspiration enables vision. Too often, men of Vision are solely depicted, with prejudices and mental paradigms serving visions deemed uninspired by investors whom live unto self, free and fluid, benefiting from constructs of shadow and darkness befallen unto dunces. From inspiration comes all attributes of a leader: vision, courage. Such inspiration shall be that of divine constructivity, for where does divine come from: spiritual resonance within self, and NATURE, enabling elevated frequencies of rhythmic self [t]. Service self through what is purposeful and brings light unto the heart of thy spirit; that which expands albeit however dis-comfortable [u]. Evolution - the truest constant. The intangible carries the highest worth. The way of light is that of growth, darkness being the father of failure and mother of destitution.

All that exists is what it is only within the limits of a certain and very small scale. On another scale it becomes something else. In other words, every thing and every event has a certain meaning only within the limits of a certain scale, when compared with things and events of proportions not very far removed from its own. — P.D. Ouspensky

The All is an aspect of God. The justification of all expressions, boundaried by one’s own character as the motivation amidst the universal will (law) and order (karma; “to reap what is sewn”). Whichever way leads to justification, peace, and wisdom through the position of empathy and understanding, and utmostly, compassion  such is the energy and rhythm of existence, infinite in workings. The energy and rhythm of all in existence being equally justified may lead one to idleness and acceptance of all which comes, heedless to justice and progress, and much else. And such too is passable, for it is of free-will right for each to select the means they so deem appropriate to experience. The infinite perspectives, equally valid for existing, at its root, and yet championed wholesomely by folk for varying reasons, sometimes individualistically, other times en masse. The individualistic side is the side that grants the greatest potential en masse, whence once done through that conformed to the current system, produces the impact an avant-garde is capable of harnessing and exemplifying for.

A rigid mind is an extreme, and a complementary at best. Intolerance and lack of content to acceptance of conditions makes one resent and lack perceptivity toward truths. Truth defines intelligence  self-awareness and growth  a pre-requisite for fulfillment.

What is the final expression of humanity? The union of a spirit of love with a spirit of wisdom lifts the creature into the divine state in which the soul is woman and the body man... In which the spirit is supreme over the form.   

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There are only two known elements in the whole universe, energy and matter. — Napoleon Hill

Life proceeds out of your intentions for it. This is the fuel that drives the engine of creation in your life.  — Neale Donald Walsch

You live in the landscape of your thoughts until they merge to become reality.  — Tony Fahkry

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. — Alan Cohen

The government of the world is so ordered that each soul gets every chance for its full development, and it reaps the fruit of all its activities. If it breaks away from Allah's Grace, it suffers, but no injustice is done to anyone: on the contrary, Allah's Bounty is always beyond man's deserts. — Qur'an | 4760.

The absolute cannot manifest its will in our world and that this will manifests itself only in the form of mechanical laws and cannot manifest itself by violating these laws. — P.D. Ouspensky

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe. — Albert Einstein

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself. — Henry David Thoreau

Science can do many wonderful things: it could then: it can now. But the mystery of Life baffled science then, as it continues to baffle science now, after many centuries of progress. — Qur'an | 303.

Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason. Aren’t you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind—to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches. Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity. — Albert Einstein

It is certainly true that most men need some kind of a God. A few, and they are the men of genius, do not bow to an alien law. The rest try to justify their doings and misdoings, their thinking and existence (at least the menial side of it), to some one else, whether it be the personal God of the Jews, or a beloved, respected, and revered human being. It is only in this way that they can bring their lives under the social law. — Otto Weininger

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. — Mark Twain

To the one who has better understanding, the complex is simple. The secret to understanding everything in a simple way is to get to the essence of things and see how they fit into the bigger picture of all things. It is to know the microcosm of a thing as well as the macrocosm. When you know the quantum level and also the meta level, you can know all levels in between easily and completely.
Nothing is complex, everything is simple. It all depends how it is organized. The complex is made simple through organization.
The deeper your understanding, the simpler everything becomes to you. That is because you are getting to the essence of things. The deeper you go, the higher you ascend. What’s behind everything is also what’s above everything. To see from the highest and most fundamental place is to understand everything in life, the universe and destiny from the perspective of consciousness and reality creation. It is because consciousness is everything. It is consciousness alone that creates and directs all things.

I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness. — Max Planck

The stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter... we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual. —  James Jeans

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. — Albert Pike

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are to make new things like them. For everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be. The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. — Joseph Campbell

Accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur . . . know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. This moment — is the culmination of all the moment you have experienced in the past. This moment is as it is because the entire universe is as it is. When you struggle against this moment, you're actually struggling against the entire universe. Instead, you can make the decision that today you will not struggle against the whole universe struggling against this moment . . . You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are . . . And if you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems . . . Once you do this, every so-called upsetting situation will become an opportunity for the creation of something new and beautiful, and every so-called tormentor or tyrant will become your teacher. Whenever confronted by a tyrant, tormentor, teacher, friend, or foe (they all mean the same thing) remind yourself, "This moment is as it should be." Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution. — Deepak Chopra

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. — Socrates

Souls are eternal, paths cross many times, love is more than emotion, kindness prevails, science and mathematics are cool, spirituality is powerful. Unity for all.

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimension. — Lao Tzu

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. — Rumi

The race is made up of individuals, and the place to begin is with the person who believes in the greater possibility. Each one, for himself, must work out the law of his own being. It is within the power of every man to completely change his environment and completely heal his body. Whether or not he will do this depends entirely upon his own conviction and his own determination. Nature attends him on the way and is always ready to serve; but he is an individual and nothing will ever be forced upon him. Let any one follow the Law, comply with Its nature, and consistently apply himself to right thinking and living, and he will prove to himself that life holds all and more than he has ever imagined. — Ernest Holmes

If you take away the fear of failure and you give people the power to dream, amazing things can happen. How do you do that? We as humans have been programmed to think from the mindset of scarcity. Once you can change your mindset from the mindset of scarcity to the mindset of abundance, you suddenly realize nothing but the potential you have rather than the things that can't be done. So think about it, what do we fight over? We fight over land. We fight over water. We fight over food. Now just think for a second, when we look at our solar system, and we look down, the Earth is nothing but one pale blue dot. A tiny dot that no one can ever even see. And we fight over that space. What if going to any planet becomes as easy as going from here to New York. Do we still have a scarcity of land? The answer is no. (...) The mindset of abundance changes everything. (...) Every single thing that we think is scarce can be created in abundance. — Naveen Jain

A Manifesto
Working with a paradox
Defining the elusive
Visualizing the Invisible
Communicating the incommunicable
Not accepting the limitations society has accepted
Seeing in new ways
Living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years
Using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition
Striving to surpass human limitations by searching the
Mysteries and probing the silent universe alive with
Hidden creativity.
Achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness
Probing to locate the center of things - the true inner core
Of inherent but not yet understood meaning - and expose it
To be analyzed
Being creatively obsessive
Questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining
Understanding that everything has further meaning, that
Order has been created out of chaos, but order when it 
Reaches a certain totality must be shattered by new
Disorder and by new inquiries and developments
Finding new concepts recognizing new patterns 
Understanding the finitude of human existence and still
Striving to create beauty and provocative reasoning
Recognizing and Interpreting the relationship of creative
Elements to each other. People to People, People to God. People
to Nature. Nature to Nature. Thought to Thought. Art to Art.
Living reality and still being able to dream
Desiring to know the importance or insignificance of existence
Persisting in the eternal search
Agnes Denes   1970

It is an understatement to say that the time has arrived for a serious and open international dialogue regarding the possibility of future interplanetary relations. In no other area of human experience has so much evidence existed for so long, and yet been attended by such a paucity of serious research and analysis - at least in the civilian domain. While the subject matter of UFOs itself is extraordinary, it is the absence of a serious human response to it that is most extraordinary. — Steven M. Greer

Our society is the product of an extraterrestrial race that moves and breathes - and even breeds - beneath the surface of all of human history. — Karlos Kukuburra

Life is not confined to our one little Planet. It is a very old speculation to imagine some life like human life on the planet Mars. Though no scientific demonstration is possible, it is reasonable to suppose that Life in some form or other is scattered through some of the millions of heavenly bodies scattered through space. What a wonderful Sign of Allah! The Almighty Who created such countless beings has surely the power to bring them together. — Qur'an | 4569.

War cannot be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live. Only through annihilation of distance in every respect, as the conveyance of intelligence, transport of passengers and supplies and transmission of energy will conditions be brought about some day, insuring permanency of friendly relations. What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment. — Nikola Tesla

CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.
HOBBES: How so?
CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.

The more you are aware of the creative process and your place in it, the larger the dimensions of your consciousness and the greater your use of right decisions to keep right on expanding. (...) Intelligence created you and set you free on a path of self-discovery and self-decision. — Raymond Charles Barker

God and Nature first made us what we are, and out of our own creative Genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let God and the sky be our limit and eternity our measurement. There is no height to which you cannot climb without the active intelligence of your own mind. Mind creates, and as much as we desire in nature we can have through the creation of our own minds. Never forget your God. Remember, that we live, work, and pray for a binding racial hierarchy, whose only natural, spiritual and political limits shall be God and “Africa, at home and abroad.” With God’s dearest blessings, I leave you for a while… ONE LOVE — Marcus Garvey

The more informed and thoughtful a person is, the more aware they are of the reality of the spiritual crisis. We live in a world in which mainstream, conventional modern science has essentially voided the cosmos of all intrinsic meaning and purpose. There is no spiritual dimension to it from its point of view. The intellectual power of mainstream modern science has effectively defined what kind of cosmos we live in. And yet human beings aspire for spiritual significance in the life that they lead and in the world that they live in. It is only, I think, though going through a profound inner transformation, and also an intellectual transformation, that one can see beyond that crisis and come into a world of a different kind. — Richard Tarnas

A civilization can't become conscious of itself and can't recognize its own significance until it's so mature that it's approaching its own death. —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. — Albert Schweitzer

The natural interactions between man and his environment will breed more intelligence and generate more knowledge provided the scientific methods that define intelligence in operation are pushed further into the mysteries of the world, being themselves promoted and improved in the operation. — John Dewey

Destiny is not where we wait for God to push us. You know always in your heart that you need God. . . but do you not know, too, that God needs you -- in the fullness of His eternity needs you?. . . The world is not divine sport. It is divine destiny. . . . We take part in creation, meet the Creator, reach out to Him, helpers and companions. — Martin Buber

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. — Galileo Galilei

This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it. — Thomas Jefferson

One of the great paradoxes of the liberal democratic culture, that once we make the assumption that everybody is "entitled to their opinion", we have a world that is entrenched with not their own opinions, but it has been inherited through philosophical positions. That there is no Truth. That everything is relative, and there are only small case t's. "Your truth is your truth and my truth is my truth"; this has led to destruction. Once you reduce the world to this level effect of everything being equal in its importance, then where is there room for real Truth? This is why we talk about values now, not virtues. What's expensive in one place is cheap in another place. As opposed to virtue, which means True (in Latin), and this is what religious traditions have taught: virtue. This is what has been removed from the modern society - virtue - and virtue is Truth. Honesty is a virtue in every culture on this planet; courage, generosity, wisdom, understanding. These are all universal virtues. Faith, hope, charity. This is how the ancients understood the world. — Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

There is no question that if we look around at the world today, we cannot avoid the fact that something big is dying. We are watching it and we are experiencing it. But the great challenge that all of us face as individuals is also being faced by our civilization. That is, can we go through that death at an inner level? Can we recognize the great spiritual, archetypal dimension to that death and go through it at that level? Or, will we be unconscious, blind to that deeper reality and act out self-destructively by making our world ecologically unlivable or killing each other in nationalistic competition, or whatever? Those are the choices. — Richard Tarnas

Alas, our technology has marched ahead of our spiritual and social evolution, making us, frankly, a dangerous people. [...] The secrecy hasn't been enforced because the government thinks people are going to freak out when they find we're not alone in the universe, not in 1999. What will be shocking is the scandal of the last 50 years of ecosystem destruction, when we've had the technology to avoid it since the late '50s. — Steven M. Greer

In spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers . . . Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul.  — Martin Luther King Jr.

Everything we need to live and enjoy life is provided to us on the planet, but because of ego, greed, shame, fear and xenophobia we live in a world where basic human rights are not guaranteed to all people and some people live without access to suitable drinking water and food.

It is impossible to study a system of the universe without studying man. At the same time it is impossible to study man without studying the universe. MAN is an image of the world. He was created by the same laws which created the whole of the world. By knowing and understanding himself he will know and understand the whole world, all the laws that create and govern the world. And at the same time by studying the world and the laws that govern the world he will learn and understand the laws that govern him. In this connection some laws are understood and assimilated more easily by studying himself. The study of the world and the study of man must therefore run parallel, one helping the other. — P.D. Ouspensky

I think all of us want to be good. It's just part of our nature. Even mass murderers have some rationalization of why they're actually good. — David Brooks

The aims and ideals that move us are generated through imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience. — John Dewey

The hero is a sort of monster who is immune to pain and suffering: he is on the side of life. The world is for him a place where things are engendered, brought to life. Life reveals itself to him as art. He enjoys life by rearranging it according to his needs. He may say that he is doing it for humanity, but we know that he is also a liar. The hero is a man who says to himself-this is where things happen (not somewhere else). He acts as if he were at home in the world. For others, they are seldom at home, and Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. And the simple reason for it is: FEAR.

When people do not want to see something, they get mad at the one who shows them. They kill the messenger. Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing. But before a wound can heal it must be seen, and this act of exposing the wound to air and light, the artist's act, is often reacted to with shaming. The act of making art exposes a society to itself. Art brings things to light. It illuminates us. It casts a beam into the heart of our own darkness and says, "see?" — Julia Cameron

Some people claim that these are difficult times for humanity, but I don't think so. The times are not bad. Some people are bad perhaps. The moon, the sun, and the stars have not failed in their duties. The seasons appear and disappear just as they always have. Real men and women don't change. They finally find themselves and they turn toward God. By real men and women I mean the truly human beings. I am not talking about animals who appear in human shape. I am talking about those who are human, as humans are meant to be. I have seen many who have appeared to be sinners and evil, bad people, who have become wonderful examples of real human beings. (...) Each of us has a treasure hidden within. (...) when you find this inner treasure, then you will become a real human being (...) Those who say "God" must know that humanity is divine. We are all divine. We belong to God. We are neither the before nor are we the after. We are a part of truth. When that is forgotten, when that remembrance is erased from our heads, then we are in danger. But that has not happened. — Muzaffer Ozak

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises. When it knows good as good, evil arises. Thus, being and non-being produce each other. — Tao Te Ching

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth. — William Faulkner

Good and evil does not exist. At a fundamental level, there is really no good and evil in the universe. Everything just is. It is perception that frames reality. Good and evil is based on perception. Therefore the perception of good and evil depends on the one perceiving it. If you perceive something as good, then to you it is good. If you perceive something as evil, then to you it is evil. We can choose our own frame of reality or we can choose to follow the frame set by another in his perception of good and evil. — Noctis Enoch

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, learn, grow, love and then we return home. — Aboriginal

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. — Walt Whitman

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. — Aleister Crowley

Humans follow the laws of Earth. 
Earth follows the laws of Heaven. 
Heaven follows the laws of Tao. 
Tao follows the laws of Nature.

One god, One law, One element and one far off divine element to which the creation moves.  Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We need to discern who we are and expand on our humanness and sacredness. That's how we change the world, which happens because WE will be the change. — Grace Lee Boggs

The World is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in. — James Baldwin

We have not just reached planetary boundaries, we have overstepped them. And once you realize that, you begin to say, "so, what is the consequence of that?", and you begin to understand that what I was taught as a young child, as a young woman, as the definition of zero-sum game in which what you win is my loss, and what I win is your loss - frankly, doesn't have a place anymore because if you have reached and overstepped planetary boundaries, the fact is either we all win or we all lose together. That's the new interpretation of zero-sum. And I think it was that understanding that we frankly all have to win together. (...) We're all on this one planet together. (...) As we rise, we converge. Because as we rise in our awareness of deep humanity, of our divine in us, of the spiritual in us, of the best of the human in us, that's where we converge, that's what we have in common. And in as much as we reflect that and live with that, then solidarity comes as a natural next step, and then agreements are also a natural next step. — Christiana Figueres

To know nature is to know one portion of the Creator. To know yourself is to know another portion of the Creator. Because what is within mirrors what is outside, and what is outside mirrors what is within, knowing both nature and yourself makes for a straight path toward knowing the Creator.

The human world is always on the way to perfection, and the understanding of this process of perfection is one of mankind's biggest joys, and this joy is accessible to every person.

It's not about earning, it's about RECEIVING
It's not about effort, it's about VIBRATION
It's not about doing, it's about THINKING
Most people are observing what is instead of dreaming what will be.
You attract your experiences through belief
Your choices are always supported by Creation
You are a non-physical consciousness that is experiencing physical reality
Move into a state of being where you convince your brain and body that your wish is already fulfilled. Then get up and live as if your prayer is already answered. The moment you start to analyze and try to figure out where it's gonna come from you just return back to the old self. The new self would never think that way. You are empowered by your mind in your interaction with the field of intelligence that everybody has access to."
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they think about God is to imagine God as impersonal. Yes, God is behind the numbers, the perfection of the universe that science measures and struggles to understand. But - again, paradoxically - God is "human" as well - even more human than you and I are. God understands and sympathizes with our human situation more profoundly and personally than we can even imagine because God knows what we have forgotten, and understands the terrible burden it is to live with amnesia of the Divine for even a moment.

You came to Earth to learn how to deal with the energy and to be a master co-creator. Everything is energy. Once you learn to deal with the energy, you can get whatever you want. Everything is possible.

The suppression of the UFO phenomena is hand-in-hand with the suppression of so called free energy.

I think that nothing can be more important than interplanetary communication. It will certainly come some day, and the certitude that there are other human beings in the universe, working, suffering, struggling, like ourselves, will produce a magic effect on mankind and will form the foundation of a universal brotherhood that will last as long as humanity itself. — Nikola Tesla

The world around us is a production of pure magic, a magnificent illusion. It appears to us as real because we are as much a part of the illusion as everything else. In fact, it is we who are the master magicians, as it is we who are the creators of the illusion. — Kalika

It's very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space. — Thomas Mattingly

As has so often happened in human history, something that seems to threaten us from outside, or challenges a worldview, tends to be perceived as demonic, which of course has provided the television and film industries with almost limitless commercial opportunities. — John E. Mack

The abduction phenomenon forces us, (...) if we permit ourselves to take it seriously, to reexamine our perception of human identity -- to look at who we are from cosmic perspective. — John E. Mack

Almost always the men who achieve these fundamental inventions of a new paradigm have been either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change. And perhaps that point need not have been made explicit, for obviously these are the men who, being little committed by prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them. — Thomas S. Kuhn

Optimism is one step to enlightenment. One step toward the truth. The truth of the universe is, there is good and bad in everything. The perfect life is the one which requires the most work and pain, but which offers the deepest pleasure. The truth get even simpler than that. Everything is exactly what it is. You can have this, and the alternative is that, whatever you chose, you WILL receive all of it. Enjoy the benefits of whatever befalls you completely, because you WILL experience the disadvantages completely.

Everything in this universe is connected in some kind of way. Because it all comes from one source. The source is cut in pieces, and the source lives itself out, but you think you're your own person. That's why you think, oh if i do this is won't hurt anybody else, but everything you do affects everything else.

When we heal the Earth we heal ourselves. — David Orr

Tao. There's no need to possess it. You are it, and by trying to possess it you imply that you're not. So, by trying to catch hold of it, you, as it were, push it away... Although you can't really push it away because the very pushing is all it. You see? — Alan Watts

What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. — Buddha

The yearning for our lost perfection, the urge to do and be that which is the noblest, the most beautiful of which we are capable, is the creative impulse of every high achievement. We strive for perfection here because we long to be restored to our oneness with God. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Why do anything? What's the meaning of life? I came to the conclusion that what we really need to do is make sure that life continues on to the future, and particularly conscious life, and in doing so, we'll be better to understand the nature of the Universe and achieve greater enlightenment. — Elon Musk

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir

What we know about Genes, is that genes don't operate on their own. DNA doesn't operate on it's own. It's a protein that reads the environment. And the environment of a protein is not just a physical environment -- it's your mind. The things you believe. what you believe and perceive writes on your genes. It literally impresses upon your genetic make-up.. So if you're constantly feeling sad, worried, depressed, this is the cause of many diseases. And this is what this society is trying to do. It's trying to create to the genes to be depressed, to be sad, to be defeated, basically. unmotivated. De-energized. "Turned down, turn it down". That's what the society is actually trying to do.. So those who find it within themselves to stay happy, stay joyous, stay energized in a society that's literally trying to break you down,,, this is a superhuman.... because everything that makes the human human, is your DNA. DNA is like a little version of you. Cells are the smallest unit of consciousness. 100 trillion cells running through your body right now. The same amount of cells in your body is the same amount of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. We're all built fractally. So yeah, you would match the universe like that. (the microcosm of the macrocosm). As it is above, so it is below. The macro represents the micro, the micro represents the macro. So when you have that knowledge, you really stand on it; wait a minute, I'm a smaller version of the Universe. I'm not just here. Like, I'm not what you are calling me.. or what this society is trying to turn me into. No, we know nature. Nature itself is a closed system (there's no death). Energy exchanges with each other. Now, what energy are you. What moves you. What frequency do you pick up naturally. — KRS-ONE

As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm, As is the atom, so is the universe, As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind. — Deepak Chopra

Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence...a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related. — Plato

The paired concept of Macrocosm and Microcosm presents the idea that there is a corresponding similarity in pattern, nature, or structure between human beings and the universe. The concept of microcosm/macrocosm views man as a smaller representation of the universe and the universe as an anthropomorphic existence.

All of the answers you seek can be found in the macro-cosmic view of the microcosmic You. — KA Chinery

You cannot define yourself in reference to other external coordinates, you must define yourself internally with your relationship with a higher entity. Think of yourself as a manifestation of some higher "thing", some higher frequency. This is the visible realization. And you know that because you can't see atoms, can you? You certainly can't see the forces that hold atoms together. There in the micro quantum world [...] lie the answers to everything. We can't understand it with our logical rational minds, but we feel it, intuitively. Get yourself in alignment with that stuff and you BEAM like the sun. — Russell Brand

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The ancient Brahmans in India (...) they held firm the belief that prayers were to be projected vocally into the universe. Your wavelengths from your voice shoot out into the universe, forever. Sure, at a certain point we don't hear it anymore in a contemporary sense, but one of the principles of science is that energy is never destroyed. That energy is being created, magnified from inside of you. It shoots out of your lungs and diaphragm, and your vocal chords. (...) think of the opera singer who breaks the glass with her voice. The drill sergeant that strikes fear into his recruits. The hypnotist whose voice puts one into a trance. An inspiring speech. Job interviews, discussions, commands given to animals... (...) it's a good thing for a man to work or master - his voice and his energy projection. (...) it changes the dynamic of relationships, jobs, love, and life. It comes down to the decisions in front of us. Obviously, we make our choices everyday, and the culmination of those choices really dictates how we (and others) perceive ourselves. How those perceptions change the opportunities around us. How it isn't just "being yourself", as that doesn't really exist in many ways, come to think of it. Being yourself doesn't actually mean anything- it's simply making a certain habitual decision one has become accustomed to. It's laziness, in a way. It's a rejection of expansion or opportunity or change, or even the chance of compromising the better good. I don't think anybody can 'be themselves'; I think its just someone justifying a certain decision over another based on variables that don't really have anything to do with 'them self'. The world will conform to your attitude and personality. It changes like a light switch. But we hold the key to adjusting those. Hence we hold the key to changing the world. See, it's not about the being yourself and the world conforming and accepting it- it's changing the world by being the energy within decisions you're confronted with. — Harry Carlton

Man lives in the satisfaction of his appetites, in fears, in struggle, in vanity, in distraction and amusements, in stupid sports, in games of skill and chance, in greed of gain, in sensuality, in dull daily work, in cares and anxieties of the day, and more than anything else in obedience and in the enjoyment of obedience, because there is nothing that the average man likes better than to obey; if he ceases to obey one force he immediately begins to obey another. He is infinitely remote from anything that is not connected directly with the interests of the day or with the worries of the day, from anything which is little above the material level of his life. If we do not shut our eyes to all this, we shall realize that we cannot, at the best, call ourselves anything but civilized barbarians, that is barbarians possessed of a certain degree of culture. — P. D. Ouspensky

There is no possibility in any man that is not in every man; but if they proceed naturally, no two men will grow into the same thing, or be alike. Every man comes into the world with a predisposition to grow along certain lines, and growth is easier for him along those lines than in any other way. This is a wise provision, for it gives endless variety. It is as if a gardener should throw all his bulbs into one basket; to the superficial observer they would look alike, but growth reveals a tremendous difference. So of men and women; they are like the basket of bulbs. One may be a rose and add brightness and color to some dark corner of the world; one may be a lily and teach a lesson of love and purity to every eye that sees; one may be a climbing vine and hide the rugged outlines of some dark rock; one may be a great oak among whose boughs the birds shall nest and sing, and beneath whose shade the flocks shall rest at noon, but every one will be something worth while, something rare, something perfect. — Wallace D. Wattles

When we live our life contrary to the inner guidance of our soul, our actions often have a disharmonious effect upon ourselves, others and the earth. This is why the evolution of individual human consciousness is intimately linked with the future of this planet. In light of this, the crisis of all physical illness, emotional imbalance and planetary upheaval has but one ultimate purpose: to provide an opportunity that will motivate us to realign our body, mind and emotions with the infinite love, wisdom and healing of our soul. Therefore, whenever we gather the courage to do whatever it takes to end the war within, we contribute directly and immediately to our own healing and transformation as well as to the peace that our world cries out for.  John-Michael

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect. — Nikki Giovanni

If you are true to your self-hood, you will create an atmosphere about you that will permit the vibrations from infinity to reach you. — Floyd Baker Wilson

Past, present and future are controllable. The past can be cleansed. The present can be made fruitful. The future can be what you decide it shall be. — Raymond Charles Barker

The world is good, and growing better. Existing discords and inharmonies are but the rollings of the ship incidental to our own imperfect steering; they will all be removed in due time. This view gives us an increasing outlook and an expanding mind; it enables us to think largely of society and of ourselves, and to do things in a great way.  — Wallace D. Wattles

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. — Lao Tzu

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection between human rights, democracy, and peace. — Wangari Maathai

That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter. That mankind has in this sense been cowardly has done life endless harm; the experiences that are called "visions," the whole so-called "spirit-world," death, all those things that are so closely akin to us, have by daily parrying been so crowded out of life that the senses with which we could have grasped them are atrophied. To say nothing of God. — Rainer Maria Rilke

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Chapter 72 - "The Jinn"
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.
1. Say, “It was revealed to me that a band of jinn listened in, and said, ‘We have heard a wondrous Quran.
2. It guides to rectitude, so we have believed in it; and we will never associate anyone with our Lord.
3. And Exalted is the Grandeur of our Lord—He never had a mate, nor a child.
4. But the fools among us used to say nonsense about God.
5. And we thought that humans and jinn would never utter lies about God.
6. Some individual humans used to seek power through some individual jinn, but they only increased them in confusion.
7. They thought, as you thought, that God would never resurrect anyone.
8. We probed the heaven, and found it filled with stern guards and projectiles.
9. We used to take up positions to listen in; but whoever listens now finds a projectile in wait for him.
10. We do not know whether ill is intended for those on earth, or if their Lord intends goodness for them.
11. Some of us are righteous, but some of us are less than that; we follow divergent paths.
12. We realized that we cannot defeat God on earth, and that we cannot escape Him by fleeing.
13. And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it. Whoever believes in his Lord fears neither loss, nor burden.
14. Among us are those who are submitting, and among us are the compromisers. As for those who have submitted—it is they who pursue rectitude.
15. But as for the compromisers—they will be firewood for Hell.’”
16. Had they kept true to the Path, We would have given them plenty water to drink.
17. To test them with it. Whoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will direct him to torment ever mounting.
18. The places of worship are for God. So do not call, besides God, upon anyone else.
19. And when the servant of God got up calling on Him, they almost fell on him in a mass.
20. Say, “I pray only to my Lord, and I never associate anyone with Him.”
21. Say, “It is not in my power to harm you, nor to bring you to right conduct.”
22. Say, “No one can protect me from God, and I will not find any refuge except with Him.
23. Except for a proclamation from God and His messages. He who defies God and His Messenger—for him is the Fire of Hell, in which they will dwell forever.”
24. Until, when they see what they were promised, they will know who is weaker in helpers, and fewer in numbers.
25. Say, “I do not know whether what you are promised is near, or whether my Lord will extend it for a period.”
26. The Knower of the Invisible; He does not disclose His Invisible to anyone.
27. Except to a Messenger of His choosing. He then dispatches guards before him and behind him.
28. That He may know that they have conveyed the messages of their Lord. He encompasses what they have, and has tallied everything by number.

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There is no beginning. Existence only has one quality. To Exist. Time is subject to existence. Existence is not subject to time. Time is a creation within existence, therefore existence itself is timeless. And has no beginning and no ending. It just is. It's just the NOW. — Darryl Anka

I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine. — Sathya Sai Baba

All laws can be found in nature, and a person who knows how to read the laws of nature also knows how to read the laws of life. — Mark Fisher

The Universe is a hierarchy that has no bottom and no top. Between the levels of the hierarchy there is an understanding that higher perceptions can be a part of, and are encouraged to be a part of, the experience of lower plane spirits as they strive to expand their own awareness. You are involved in this process, although your personality is unaware of this, because it is done at the level of your soul. — Gary Zukav

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind . . . what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success . . . no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect accounting system in this universe, and everything is a constant "to and fro" exchange of energy. — Deepak Chopra

We are mirrors of all consciousnesses of creation within the fabric of existence itself. that we are a burning flame that is eternal. That we exist now and always shall and that now is the only time and place and existence there is, and always has been and always will be. YOU are eternal, infinite, spirit, idea, expression, thought, soul, body, mind, heart, dream of the infinite creation; the whole expression in your own individualized way. You are everything, everything is you. You are the matrix, the matrix is you; you are everything, and everything gives birth to you. Not one of you can be removed from the matrix without the collapse of the entire structure; you are essential; you have impact within the entirety of creation; you deserve to be the fullest individual you can imagine yourself to be. That you deserve the existence you have been given. That you deserve all the love that you can imagine, because love is what you are made out of. Light is what you are made out of. All is required is the idea of honesty, honesty with the self... The only barriers are ignorance and arrogance. Allow yourself to create, to be.

The higher and lighter the frequency, the closer to the God source one becomes. Eventually, all will become Pure Light at the center of creation, which is God or Spirit or whatever name you choose to call it. As we evolve, gaining wisdom and true understanding about our real essence, we begin to open up more to Love, and to feel our connection with one another and the universe. In the Earth realm, Love is only experienced and known at a low level compared to all that truly exists. The God/Spirit frequency is beyond anything we know. It is Pure Love - It is is Pure Light. As we strive and come closer to that center of creation, we will know Love completely and be totally In the Light.

Maintaining adequately high levels of energy and emotional states is necessary for manifestation of desires. You should keep your personal atmosphere well charged at all times by projecting magnetism into it from time to time. No special times or number of times is absolutely necessary. You must use your own judgment and feeling in this matter. You will soon learn to feel when your magnetic aura is weak, and when it is strong. Having an aura of adequate strength is important to attract desired reality state.
If you are about to come into contact with others whom you wish to influence or who may influence you, you should charge yourself well with magnetism. This means you should generate and project into your personal atmosphere a large amount of magnetism, which will render your aura strong and positive, instead of weak and negative. This rule is applicable to the case of the uses of personal magnetism in your dealing with other persons. You should learn to interact with the energies of others powerfully.

Upon incarnating into a physical body, we experience an occultation of awareness and forget who we are. Then social conditioning and biological impulses draft a false identity upon us that is in total discord with our true spiritual nature. Most people wear this false identity for life and fail to recognize and fulfill their true reasons for incarnating. But for others, intuition and experiences help them realize that there is more to life than the material world (matrix) admits. Throughout life these individuals experience higher impulses guiding them toward becoming lucid in this dream, while simultaneously lower impulses beckon them toward sleep. For those who consistently listen to their higher impulses, inner and outer life transforms and begins to operate under divine instead of material laws, removing limitations of the latter and opening up new possibilities. This is the process of transcending the matrix, using higher laws to override lower ones by developing and purifying one’s internal nature to resonate with higher realms of existence. This is a prerequisite for fulfilling one’s potential.

The ego conscious dilemma- emphasis is placed on the primary self and the satisfaction of your pride, your personality, body, encompassing what you have accumulated for yourself. Then comes group consciousness which moves beyond the self and includes those you relate to as your race, and extended family. At this consciousness, one's behavior is directed by the standards and mentality the group dictates. The greatest consciousness is when the central focus of oneself extends beyond group level consciousness, away from a mass consensus mentality, and rises toward mystical consciousness where you feel connected to every individual, creature, and the entire planet, and the laws of nature.

It was not possible to formulate teh laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness. -Eugene Wigner


The most important change that is needed by humanity now is to move beyond the boundaries of a limited group identity to a larger sense of being human. When you open self to a connection beyond the material world, beyond the Earth to a larger firmament, to a larger identification with all-that-is, a sense of the sacredness of everything emerges. It opens one to a sense of the divine, what people often call God.


And when that occurs, everything you do, everything you see, every material or non-material object, every person, whatever or whomever you encounter becomes a part of that sacred universe. Any trauma may carry with it the possibility of personal transformation and growth. But the “alien encounter” experience seems different to me because of its specific capacity to shatter the boundaries of the psyche and to open consciousness to a wider sense of existence and connection in the universe.


The so-called alien encounter phenomenon seems to belong to that particular class of phenomena, not even generally accepted as existing by mainstream Western science, that seems not to be of this visible, known, material universe and yet appears to manifest in it.

This engagement with an intelligence (“Source” is the word most often used) through intermediaries (the “aliens”), appears to be part of the evolution of consciousness and the preservation of this planet.

What I find touching about the alien encounter phenomenon is the subtle way that it coaxes us, opens us, sometimes with tough love, sometimes by a seeming indifference, to exceed our expectations. Its methods are to invite, to coax, to show, to give opportunity, but not to do it for us, which is, at its highest level, the way that a person—a parent perhaps—tries to create growth for a child.

Rilke put it perhaps more beautifully than anyone else has. His definition of devotion was the unswerving commitment to standing guard over the privacy of another. He explained the value of this manner of commitment in the following way:

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.

So, to people who ask why the aliens do not help us overcome our ecological and social problems directly, I would suggest that most of what goes on here is not being done for us; it is showing a way, which is similar to what occurs in the most profound spiritual traditions.


Ultimate responsibility for growth is left to each of us.


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The greatest philosophers have found a difficulty in understanding the skeptical position when they contemplate the wonder and mystery of the skies with all the countless beautiful stars and planets and light in them, and laws of order, motion, and symmetry, that respond to the highest mathematical abstractions without a flaw. Can blind Chance give rise to such conditions? — Qur'an | 4945.

The study of the numerous regular orbits of the planets and irregularly regular orbits of comets, and the various motions, visible or invisible, of the fixed stars or revolving stars, form in themselves a network of knowledge or science, of a highly technical nature; the highest astronomy or mathematics can only barely reach its fringe. But these have all a fixed Plan and Purpose under Allah's Dispensation. In them variety leads to Unity. — Qur'an | 4993

Uniting Humanity In the Face of Intergalactic Neighbors
Suddenly our problems seem a bit smaller
Knowing life is out there
A species beyond anything to compare
Would help us realize that we need to prepare
And be able to dare
To become more aware
That it's our own fault this world is so unfair
Then maybe together we can look up at the stars and stare
And be happier in the space we all share
Joseph Chavez (c`ville 2018)

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A New Model of the Universe, BY P.D. OUSPENSKY

It is impossible to regard our civilization, our culture, as unique or the highest; it must be regarded as one of the many cultures which have succeeded one another on earth.

"Proofs" are by no means always necessary in order to accept or to deny a given proposition. There are "psychological proofs" which mean much more than facts because facts can lie and psychological proofs cannot lie. But one must be able to feel them.

The legends and epics of all countries contain much material resulting to non-human beings, who preceded man or even existed at the same as man, but differed from man in many ways. This material is so abundant and significant that not to make an attempt to explain these myths would mean shutting our eyes intentionally to something we ought to see.

We must start from the idea that in all her activity, Nature aims at the creation of a self-evolving being.

All the kingdoms of nature live in man. Man is a little universe. In him proceed continual death and continual birth, the incessant swallowing of one being by another the devouring of the weaker by the stronger, evolution and degeneration, growing and dying out. Man has within him everything from a mineral to God. And the desire of God in man: the directing forces of his spirit, the conscious of its unity with the infinite consciousness of the universe (...) And the more man develops inwardly, the more strongly he begins to feel the different sides of his soul simultaneously; and the more strongly he feels himself the more strongly grows within him the desire to feel more and more, and at last he begins to desire so many things that he is never able to obtain at one all that he desires; his imagination carries him in different directions at the same time. One life is no longer sufficient for him, he needs ten, twenty lives at one time (...) I am of today, and heretofore, but something is in me that is of the morrow and of the day following and the hereafter.

An ordinary man cannot see a superman or know of his existence, just as a caterpillar cannot know of the existence of a butterfly. This is a fact which we find hard to admit, but it is natural and psychologically inevitable. The higher type cannot in any sense be controlled by the lower type or be the subject of observation by the lower type; but the lower type may be controlled by the higher and may be under the observation of the higher. And from this point of view the whole of life and the whole of history can have a meaning and a purpose which we cannot comprehend. This meaning, this purpose, is superman.

The idea of superman is directly connected with the idea of hidden knowledge. The expectation of superman is the expectation of some new revelation, of new knowledge. (...) Superman must have something unlawful in him, something which violates the general course of things, something unexpected, unsubjected to any general laws. This idea is expressed by Nitzsche: "I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud-man (thus Spake Zarathustra). (...) But the feeling of the "unlawfulness" of superman, his "impossibility" from the ordinary point of view, causes people to attribute to him features that are really impossible, and so superman is often pictured as a kind of Juggernaut car, crushing people in its progress. Malice, hatred, pride, conceit, selfishness, cruelty, all are considered superhuman, on the sole condition that they reach the furthest possible limits and do not stop at any obstacle. Complete liberation from all moral restraint is considered superhuman or approaching superhuman. "Superman" in the vulgar and falsified sense of the word means: all is permitted.

The world is a world of infinite possibilities. Our mind follows the development of possibilities always in one direction only. But in fact, every moment contains a very large number of possibilities. And all of them are actualized, only we do not see it and do not know it. We always see only one of the actualizations, and in this sits the poverty and limitation of the human mind. But if we try to imagine the actualization of all the possibilities of the present moment, then of the next moment, and so on, we shall feel the world growing infinitely, incessantly multiplying by itself and becoming immeasurably rich and utterly unlike the flat and limited world we have pictured to ourselves up to this moment. Having imagined this infinite variety we shall feel a "taste" of infinity for a moment and shall understand how inadequate and impossible it is to approach the problem of time with earthly measures. We shall understand what an infinite richness of time going in all directions is necessary for the actualization of all the possibilities that arise each moment. And we shall understand that the very idea of arising and disappearing possibilities is created by the human mind, because otherwise it would burst and perish from a single contact with the infinite actualization. Simultaneously with this we shall feel the unreality of all our pessimistic deductions as compared with the vastness of the unfolding horizons. We shall feel that the world is so boundlessly large that a thought of the existence of any limits in it, a thought of there being anything whatever which is not contained within it, will appear to us ridiculous.

Again, in soul of man, is the answer of the ancient teachings. Everything is within man, and there is nothing outside him.

If the Name of God is really in everything (if God is present in everything), then everything should be analogous to everything else, the smallest part should be analogous to the whole, the speck of dust analogous to the Universe and all analogous to God, "As Above, So Below".

This Fall of man is the first sin of man, and is perpetually repeated, because man never ceases to believe in himself, and lives by this belief. Only when man has atoned this sin by great suffering can he pass out of the power of death and return to life.

Nature dreams, imagines, creates worlds. Learn to unite your imagination with her imagination; and nothing will ever be impossible for you.

"Everything goeth, everything returneth; eternally rolleth the wheel of existence. Everything dieth, everything blossometh forth again; eternally runneth the year of existence.
"Everything breaketh, everything is integrated anew; eternally buildeth itself the same house of existence. All things separate, all things against greet one another; eternally true to itself remaineth the ring of existence.
"Every moment beginneth existence, around every 'Here' rolleth the bull of "There'. The middle is everywhere. Crooked is the path of eternity."

For a consciousness that is aware of the sign of Eternity, there are no obstacles, nor can there by any resistance from the infinite.

The human body represents a universe in miniature. It contains everything from mineral to God. Through his body, man is in contact with the whole of the universe, and with everything in it. The water contained in the human body connects man with all the water of the earth and the atmosphere; the oxygen contained in the human body connects man with the oxygen in the whole universe; the carbon with the carbon; the vital principle with everything living in the world.

In ordinary life, no matter what the conditions may be, the chief aim of man consists in avoiding all unplesantnesses, difficulties and discomforts, so far as this is possible. Bashar says the same thing.
In a life governed by the principles of Karma-Yoga, a man does not seek to avoid unpleasantness or discomforts. On the contrary, he welcomes them, for they afford him a chance of overcoming them.

The chief cause of human misfortunes and disasters is Ignorance.
Truth for a man can only be that which he has felt as truth. 
In using Yoga as a method, man must himself find, feel and realize the truths which form the content of the philosophy of Yogis.
The same truths received in the form of a doctrine from another person or from books will not have the same effect upon the mind and soul as truths which man has found for himself, truths he has long sought for and long struggled with before accepting them.
It teaches man to verify one truth by another, to ascend slowly towards the summit of knowledge., never losing sight of the point of departure and constantly returning to it, in order to preserve a right orientation.

It is impossible even to imagine a man free from suggestions, who really thinks, feels, and acts as he himself can think, feel and act. In his beliefs, in his views, in his convictions, in his ideas, in his feelings in his tastes, in what he likes, in what he dislikes, in every movement and in every thought, a man is bound by a thousand suggestions, to which he submits, even without noticing them, suggesting to himself that it is he himself who thinks in this way and feels in this way. 
And we know very well that at certain moments and in certain situations a man's suggestibility can increase still more and he can reach complete loss of any independent decision or choice whatever. This is particularly clearly seen in the psychology of a crowd, in mass movements of various kinds, in religious, revolutionary, patriotic, or panic moods, when the seeming independence of the individual man completely disappears. All this taken together constitutes one side of the "life of suggestion" in a man.

First of all, everything is unified, everything is linked together, everything is explained by something else and in its turn explains another thing. There is nothing separate, that is, nothing that can be named or described separately. 

Everything was one, and there were no two things that could contradict each other. And therefore there was nothing that could be called justice or injustice.

All the usual ideas and concepts by which people live proved to be non-existent. With great amazement I became convinced that only a very small number of ideas corresponds to real facts, that is, actually exists. We live in an entirely unreal, fictitious world, we argue about non-existent ideas, we pursue non-existent aims, invent everything, even ourselves. 

The conception of man or the life of man as a branch, with offshoots representing the lives of people with whom he is connected, linked together many things in my understand and explained a great deal to me. Each man is for himself such a branch, other people with whom he is connected are his offshoots. But each of these people is for himself a main branch and the first man for him is his offshoot. Each of the offshoots, if attention is concentrated upon it, becomes itself a branch with offshoots. In this way the life of each man is connected with a number of other lives, one life enters, in a sense, into another, and all taken together forms a single whole, the nature of which we do not understand.

From above goes the process of differentiation, and from below goes the process of integration. But differentiation and integration do not meet. Between what is above and what is below, is formed a blank space in which nothing is visible.

I realized that if I could throw a bridge from what was above to what was below, I should understand everything that was below, because starting from above, the fundamental principles, it would have been easy and simple to understand anything below.
The ordinary world contains something extraordinarily oppressive, empty, colorless and lifeless.
Everything is dead, soulless, feelingless to the man who is awake.
For centuries, thousands of years human thought has been circling and circling around something that it has never succeeded in expressing.
Coming into contact with the real world that lies behind the wavering mirage of the visible world, knowledge of the real world was possible but, it required a different approach and a different preparation.

Inevitably confronted with the same difficulty, the impossibility of conveying in the language of the dead the impressions of the living world. Without the help of those who know another approach it is impossible to do anything.

The transformation of a butterfly as evolution: What is especially characteristic for question is the fact that in passing to anew level of transformation, the butterfly completely vanishes from the preceding level, dies on the preceding level, ceases to exist there, that is, loses all connection with its former existence. If a butterfly sees and learns more, it is unable to tell the caterpillars anything about it. It is already dead as a caterpillar, it has vanished from the world of caterpillars.

Why have people not realized long ago the truth of the idea of eternal recurrence.

Only that man can reincarnate who has already attained great consciousness and power. a certain degree of inner development. Many souls die just because of the hard conditions of their birth, without being able to stand the circumstances in which they have to live. Such are people with a heavy and pathological heredity, the children of vicious, criminal or abnormal parents. And such also are people who are born during epochs of long wars, revolutions, barbarian invasions, during the epochs of the fall of civilization and the destruction of nations, when people are born only to perish among tens and hundreds of thousands of others, always in the same way, without any hope for salvation and without any possibility of altering their fate. 

The Purpose of Life, By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan 
If some being from outer space were to traverse the universe in a spaceship and land on the planet earth, he would be dumbfounded at the uniqueness of what he saw, namely, human beings and many other forms of life. For the earth, in sustaining these life forms, is the outstanding exception amongst all the stellar bodies which are scattered throughout the immensity of the cosmos. Amongst the myriad stars, in the vastness of space, there are certainly a number of other planets in existence, and, like the earth, they are constantly revolving around their suns in their many respective galaxies, but on their gaseous or dry rocky surfaces there is no trace of life as we know it. If, indeed, there is life on this earth, it is only because of the life-sustaining things that are found in abundance everywhere, i.e. all those pro-life factors which add up to the human life support system.                                                                  
Those who are born on this planet earth and live their entire lives here do not realize the astonishing singularity of nature. The reason is that, having seen the earth since childhood, day in and day out, they have become habituated to its many features. Thus, they fail to notice how exceptional are their physical surroundings. Had it not been so, every morning, they would cry out: "Oh! what a beautiful earth, what a perfect world!" (...)
Many people have spent their whole lives in seeking to fulfill their desires, but it has all been of no avail.
The study of the world shows that, here, the principle of the pair is well established. Here everything has its pair. Everything becomes complete by uniting with its pair. This principle is enforced at a universal level. Right from earth to space — everywhere indeed — this system is enforced. For instance, a negative particle has a positive particle as its pair. Human beings are made up of men and women. In the animal world, there are males and females. In the vegetable world also there are the male and female sexes. This system of pairs is found at the universal level in all creatures. In this vast and complete system there is only one exception and that is of human desires. (...)
The first thing we have to do is to concede in all seriousness that the material things of the world do not provide fulfillment.                                                                                                                                     
The traveler who fails to do so will unnecessarily fall a prey to mental tension and will finally lose his balance.
The wise traveler is one who takes the journey as a journey and does not regard it as his destination. It is natural that during the journey all the facilities are not available which can be expected at his destination. But every traveler tolerates this, because he is certain that the state of the journey is a temporary one.Our present life covers a very short span of our existence. Its being short itself is a proof that it is a state of journey. It is a period before arriving at the destination. That is why it is not possible to find all the things which we want to find in our present brief lifespan. 
As we know, our life is divided into two stages, the pre-death stage and the post-death stage. The pre-death stage is that of the journey and the post-death stage is that of arriving at the destination of the journey. (...)
In this world every discovery is made by means of a clue. Clues are, in fact, the key to all discoveries in this world.
What happened was that certain indicators came to man’s attention. Then by studying these, man expanded his knowledge and went on to greater discoveries. (...)                                                                  
The same is true of life after death, or the next stage of life. There are clear clues regarding the next stage of life. If the clues are given serious thought, they can bring us to the conviction that there is life after death. That there is another stage of life after death is a fact which shall necessarily have to be faced by everyone.Yet we find that man’s consciousness remains intact. It does not die. It is a known fact that man’s real existence is his mental existence. This mental existence remains inviolate and survives despite repeated physical deaths. It is a clue which tells us that man, according to his origin, is an eternal creature. A part of this eternal existence is placed in the stage of life before death, while the major part of it is placed in the stage of life after death.                                                                  
Similarly, another clue in this matter is that man possesses —exceptionally — the concept of justice. Man by his nature wants justice to prevail in the world. That is, the doers of good should be rewarded for their good deeds and the evil-doers should be made to suffer the consequences of their bad deeds. Keeping this clue before us, the human mind comes to discover that the ideal world, which could not be achieved in the pre-death stage of life due to all kinds of limitations, will be attainable in the post-death period in its perfect form, as desired by man.Man is the creature who exclusively has the concept of tomorrow. No animal or non-animal has this concept of the future. When we give deeper thought to this clue, we discover the reality that the desired world which man fails to find in the present limited world, will be found in the post-death period, which is the unlimited stage of life. This will be a world where man will experience fulfillment in the full sense.                                                                                                                
It is the law of nature that all rewards are given to those who deserve them, while those who are not held deserving can never have any kind of reward.                                                                                                                                    
The question is: What is the formula for being held deserving of this ideal world? The formula is only one, and that is purification of the soul.                                                                                                                                    
One who wants to find a place in this ideal world of the future has to prove in this world that he saw the unseen world with his insight while living in the seen world; that he discovered the truth in the jungle of confusion; that he adhered to a positive attitude in the midst of negative experiences; that he raised himself above the animal level and elevated himself to the highest level of humanity; that he distanced himself from such base qualities as ingratitude, dishonesty, selfishness and egoism; (...)                                                                                                                                    
Men and women with such qualities are the gems of humanity. (...)                                                                  
When man was confronted with logical argument, did he surrender to the truth or go against it? Or else, when there was a choice between ego and truth, did he accept the truth or his own ego, having become an egoist?
Similarly, while dealing with people did he adhere to justice or did he become unjust in his own interests? Was he a good person in private just as he appeared to be in public? Did he make truth his supreme concern or did he make anything else his supreme concern?                                                                                                                                    
In the same way when he came into a position of power did he become victim of corruption or did he adhere to justice even after coming into power? When he received wealth or when he experienced poverty, did he prove himself to be on the path of moderation or did he deviate from it? In social life, when he was given a front seat, how did he behave and when he was given a back seat, how did he react? Did he subjugate his desires and emotions to principles or did he give in to his desires. The decision about the eternal future of every man and woman will be based on this very record.

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Suppression of speech as theft from mankind, by Avery Rasmussen 
The ability for man to freely express his own thoughts is a relatively clear benefit for his own self-worth. In his essay On Liberty, though, (John Stuart) Mill celebrates free expression as more than that—it is absolutely essential to the happiness and progress of mankind as a collective unit. To keep any ideas from the people, regardless of such ideas’ merit, would be akin to stealing from them. Mill’s analogy relating censorship to theft is particularly convincing from a utilitarian perspective, because expression of all ideas is not just beneficial for personal development and fulfillment, but increases societal happiness and prospects as a whole. Thus, robbing one person of the opportunity to speak effectively steals from the community opportunities for betterment, progress, and overall happiness. Though there are costs associated with free expression of ideas, the utility that it brings for society is so great that the short-term costs are largely overshadowed.
It is clear that a right to freely express oneself holds important personal value for each individual man. To attempt to check a man’s thoughts and beliefs by disallowing his expression is to withhold an opportunity for genuine self-fulfillment, self-realization, and self-development. Majority tyranny that only allows the expression of popular opinion deprives a dissenter of his liberty—a liberty that some would say is innate. If this were the whole story, then it would matter how many people are obstructed in their pursuit of expression. If only one man is silenced, it is not as detrimental or dangerous as if one hundred men are silenced.
Mill, however, sees the value of free expression as one deriving from a utilitarian perspective on public good, rather than from an innate, inalienable source. The utilitarian interest in allowing free speech for the value of all of society goes far beyond the individual fulfillment that most people associate with free speech. The value of freedom of expression is much more than just a personal prize, much more than an intrinsic freedom to self-realize—it holds implications for society as a whole, because the community, not just the individual speaker, benefits greatly from a variety of opinions that is enriched by dissent. When free expression is curtailed, society ends up being deprived of a vital component, even if it is just a single voice. It is being robbed of the chance to hear speech and ideas that may end up bettering the entire community. From this perspective, contrary to the view of oppression as simply a “private injury,” it does not matter if just one person is being censored versus one hundred people.
Denying anyone the right to speak robs society universally, not just that one man, since the focus is on the collective development of mankind rather than just of any one man. In fact, it is actually more harmful to society if suppression aligns with public opinion and fewer men are censored, because when only one person is silenced, the rest of society is effectively oblivious to their deprivation of information. Society is robbed in the night without really realizing it. Majority imposition of beliefs on the minority dissenters hinders holistic development, and so to censor would be to deprive society of an opportunity to seek truth and progress.
When uninhibited, exchange of ideas becomes an instrument for seeking truth. Expression of a nonconforming opinion can strengthen society, whether the opinion is good or bad. If it turns out to be right, then humanity is enlightened in a way that would have otherwise been neglected. More commonly, though, the minority opinion will be proven wrong—but even this is not reason enough to curtail its expression. Actually, society has a vested interest in making sure that this ‘wrong’ speech is voiced so that the force of reason can push back against it. Thomas Jefferson embodied this sentiment when he said, “We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” One cannot fully and truly know and understand something just on one’s own, but rather needs others to counter, to find objections, and to point out mistakes.
Dissenting opinion forces man to strengthen his reasoning behind his beliefs, to close holes in his rationale and to have a firmer grasp of the truth. Society should thus handle erroneous speech by countering it with reason and strengthening what it believes to be true, rather than just silencing opposition. Mill points out that a man’s error should invite “remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not…compelling him.” Silencing counter-opinions just robs society of the opportunity to either reinforce the known truth or to find a new answer.
If the value of free expression were to lie solely in personal gain and self-development, then one might argue that this goal is reached by mere freedom of thought. This view would allow curtailment of free speech, as expression differs from thought in that it regards other people. However, Mill argues firstly that free thought is of no value without the equal freedom to express these thoughts. But more importantly, since free expression is of utilitarian value to society as a whole, it should not face any restrictions other than those which align with Mill’s ‘harm principle.’ Mill’s theory is that legal restrictions should only be used to protect others against harm. Thus, speech cannot be restricted due to societal feelings that the speech is wrong or immoral. Expression may only be limited where it poses harm, such as the incitement of violence, against another person. Thus, typical reasons for curtailing speech, like wickedness or error, are not sufficient, and serve as a mere excuse for robbing society of a valuable asset.
Suppression of speech is frequently justified upon the rationale that those setting the law know better than the common man what he should do or think or say, a rationale not in line with Mill’s harm principle. Mill calls this type of erroneous belief a presumption of infallibility. Mankind has a tendency to become so sure of the correctness of its own or prevailing opinion that it deprives anyone else of the right to say anything counter. In this type of ineffectual society, people talk only with whom they already agree, so they are denied the opportunity to recognize weak spots in their arguments, strengthen their understanding of what they already know to be true, or discover an elusive truth. They begin to use mere feelings and convictions to support their beliefs rather than reason, since they avoid the only situation requiring them to give convincing, rational argument. What this society accepts as truth, then, becomes hollow words without a firm foundation, since it has never had to defend against challenge. Silencing dissent thus robs humanity of the chance to have its views tested and strengthened, in turn giving a “clearer perception and livelier impression of the truth, produced by its collision with error."
Therefore, in order to give society ample opportunity to approach realization of the truth, unpopular and even erroneous opinion must be given the opportunity to be voiced. Any viewpoint that is truly deserving of confidence is one that has endured frequent testing and questioning, countering criticism with adequate rationale or altering elements according to a newfound truth. An opinion that has not been successfully challenged solely because all refutations are disallowed is not worthy of any confidence. However, a belief that has not been successfully challenged because, despite every opportunity, no respectable counter has been posed, is one that can reasonably be accepted as truth. To silence dissent would be to rob a person of the confidence in their beliefs that they can acquire by facing diverging opinions. An ideal society would thus be one that does not quiet dissent, does not even just tolerate it, but rather invites opinions that call prevailing ideas into question. This way, if the challenges prove to be true, society will be the better off for knowing it. If false, then proving it wrong only strengthens understanding. If open expression is allowed, “we may hope that if there be a better truth, it will be found when the human mind is capable of receiving it; and in the meantime we may rely on having attained such approach to truth, as is possible in our own day.” The only way to be truly confident of a belief is to open it up to criticism and either counter those attacks that do arise, or else incorporate correct criticisms into the framework of society’s beliefs.
Society draws great utility from the unfettered expression and exchange of ideas, significantly through a general increase in happiness. As a utilitarian, Mill lauds the greatest happiness for the greatest number as a guiding principle for his dogma. The way to reach this goal is to allow for freedom of expression. It is human nature to desire to reach truth, and so the ability to seek the ultimate truth of mankind is a precondition for happiness and even basic well-being. Thus, it is important to do anything that allows mankind to approach this truth. The way to bring society closer to realizing the prevailing truth is to allow for free thought and exchange of ideas. By this chain of causation, any utilitarian would be in favor of uninhibited free speech to allow for the greatest happiness of the human race. Viewed in an alternative light, any restraints on speech (other than those allowed by the harm principle) are essentially limiting society’s opportunity to approach truth and therefore happiness. Limits on speech rob mankind of an important opportunity to seek the greatest happiness for the greatest number by pursuing veracity. Allowing free dissent, according to the previously described benefits, is essentially a prerequisite societal condition for rational thought and the achievement of the greatest knowledge; therefore its limitation would subsequently mean a limitation on pursuance of well-being and happiness.
A utilitarian vision for society is applicable in this instance. The greatest happiness for the greatest number should be taken into consideration when it comes to expression of ideas. Though it may presently decrease some individuals’ happiness to have their views attacked or to listen to what they consider senseless or even offensive ideas, the overall enduring happiness of society should ultimately be the end goal. Short-term discomfort and unease by individuals is a small price to pay for a greater opportunity to seek truth and find happiness for society as a whole. Thus, the utilitarian argument that free speech allows society to pursue the greatest happiness for the greatest number is in line with the comparison of hindering speech with robbery of the human race.
Free speech also provides utility to society by encouraging progress. Despite the common presumption of infallibility, humans can not actually be sure that what we think now is the truth. Even if a premise is accepted by almost all of society, Mill argues that “ages are no more infallible than individuals,” pointing out that every age has seen some of its opinions proved “not only false but absurd” in subsequent ages.  Just as we have come to reject many commonly-held beliefs of past ages, surely future ages will reject or at least modify some of what we currently believe to be true. History has proven this pattern time and time again. Thus, the opportunity for progress requires a certain amount of humility in realizing that we have much more room for progress if we keep an open mind and refuse to fall prey to the presumption of infallibility. 
Silencing of dissenters nonetheless can often be justified by writing them off as “bad men.” Only a bad man, one might say, would desire to tarnish the beliefs held by society, and laws exist to restrain bad men. If only these “bad men” who truly have nothing but evil to add to society are restricted, then it seems that all is well. However, this idea again succumbs to the presumption of infallibility—this time claiming the power to decide which opinion qualifies as a “bad” opinion. This practice is essentially a higher authority deciding which opinions are worthy of hearing, robbing society of the opportunity to decide for itself whom it should listen and whom it should believe. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible for anybody to know in the present a man who is worthy of speech versus a “bad man” who should be silenced. “History teems with instances of truth put down by prosecution,” of men who were, in their time, considered “bad men,” but then turn out to have a lasting influence on societal progress. 
Mill cites examples of Jesus and Socrates, men who were assailed as heretics or lunatics during their time. Jesus’ speech was once condemned by many as heretical and absurd, and now millions of people follow his teachings. Socrates, now hailed as “the master of all the eminent thinkers who have since lived,” was also regarded as a radical dissenter during his time and clashed with beliefs considered to be the prevailing authority. If these men had been successfully censored so as to not be able to propagate their messages at all, then history would not have progressed the same way in the ages to follow. These examples of history should teach us that no matter how confident we are in what we think to be true, we should not silence those who disagree, as we never know where their views will bring us in the future. Restrictions on speech essentially steal away the chance to see where unconventional, seemingly meritless ideas take mankind.
Not only is progress hindered by the censorship of those who we perceive to be “bad men,” but it also deters people with original ideas from speaking. Men are robbed of the opportunity to explore new ideas by a fear of being labeled as one of these heretics. Creative, innovative, and differing thoughts are stifled as men strive to remain within the bounds of society’s accepted norms. “Free and daring speculation on the highest subjects is abandoned” where there is a threat of being seen as a heretic and legally silenced. Therefore, even if it were plausible to say that the government could truly identify “bad men” to silence, it would actually cause more harm to those who are not heretics but fear being labeled as such. There is no way for society to measure all of the opportunities for innovative thought that it would be deprived of due to fear of such ideas being labeled radical or “irreligious or immoral.” Regardless, it is more beneficial to encourage all lines of pioneering thought than to discourage some forms of it and risk deterring anyone from whose input society could directly benefit.
The validity of the analogy between censorship and robbery is convincing for a number of supplementary reasons as well. For one, silencing dissenting speech, even if perpetrated by someone deemed a “bad man,” takes away from society the constructive opportunity to know who is harboring offensive beliefs and react accordingly. Silencing opinions that society believe to be wholly incorrect or bad, be them racist beliefs or communist beliefs, means that the rest of society will then be oblivious to who believes these things. Instead, it is much more beneficial to society to allow those with offensive and truly wrong beliefs to speak out so that truth can then drown such beliefs out. Instead of forcefully silencing a person for wrongness, they should be silenced purely by the countering voice of reason. Bad speech should be faced with more speech, not restrictions. This allows society to not only become more firm in the truth, as Mill pointed out, but also to establish a more secure and promulgated counter to dangerous beliefs and to recognize and reasonably counter those who entertain these dangerous beliefs.
The threats to society posed by restrictions on expression, illustrated by Mill’s examples, hold true today. For example, in modern America, it might seem like a perfectly rational move to silence proponents of communist thought, since it can be seen as the speech of a “bad man” who wishes to end our democratic, capitalist system. However, we have no way of knowing if there is any merit in these ideas that will come to light in the future; and even in the meantime, we can strengthen our own democracy by bettering it to counter this opposing viewpoint. Another example of a modern application of Mills’ examples comes from society’s quick progression in terms of technology and new ideas. It seems extremely likely that novel, meaningful, and true ideas could present themselves in a single unconventional voice. If speech were allowed to be curtailed, that voice could easily be silenced in the interest of the popular direction that technology and society are generally progressing.
It would not be a stretch to say that silencing a man with an eccentric or nonconforming idea would be robbing society of an opportunity to enjoy a new direction of progress that was perhaps not previously considered. The culture of free exchange and expression in modern society has been a major contributor to the rapid and innovative advancement of technology and ideas. It would have been very enticing for restrictions to be placed on ideas progressing towards, for example, artificial intelligence, since many men are fearful of and disagree with these types of human-like technological advancements. However, if a fear like this had, in some alternative universe, caused suppression of ideas concerning artificial intelligence, then society would have been robbed of new advancements—for example, technology in medicine like a robotic surgery machine—which save human lives.
Due to all of the explicated reasons, Mill’s analogy between restrictions on speech and theft is very convincing. If we, as a society, do not allow all speech that does not fall under the umbrella of the harm principle, we are robbing the human race. We are robbing mankind of the means to better seek the truth, a precondition to happiness in the long run, and to progress. Though individuals may not be happier in the short-run if they are having to face offense, discrepancy, arguments, and hard choices every day, the human race will be better off in the long-run if unconventional ideas are allowed to be expressed unfettered to stimulate discussion. We cannot deprive our society of the opportunity to inch closer to human happiness and to work towards progress even if it seems more convenient now to just limit speech that does not align with conventional beliefs. If the conditions for rational belief and knowledge are undermined, then one constituent of overall well-being is undermined. The current age will be divested of the opportunity to self-fulfill and self-express without fear of being labeled heretical, but even more so, of the opportunity to strengthen understanding of the truth against a prodding opposition. Furthermore, posterity is also deprived of the opportunity to progress from opinions that the past deemed unworthy of a voice. That is why Mill sees restrictions on free speech not just as a private injury to the man not allowed to express himself, but rather as a form of theft from society. Censorship robs society of the chance to improve, to voice reason, to drown out error, to strengthen and reinforce what we know to be true—even to come together as a community behind what we believe to be true in order to combat error in peaceful discourse.
There is undeniably a cost associated with allowing speech to be expressed relatively unrestrictedly. Such a policy will mean sometimes more discomfort, sometimes more inconvenience, or sometimes stupidity. However, such a strategy will ultimately enrich society in a way so valuable that it outweighs the short-term costs. Another cost of freedom of speech that Mill points out is that society is basically allowing certain individuals to make bad examples of their own lives. People who are blatantly wrong, under this principle, will be allowed to live their lives in error rather than be corrected by some authority. However, from a utilitarian perspective, the value of the benefits of free speech outweighs the cost of certain individuals choosing to lead incorrect lives. This viewpoint sees free expression as arising out of utilitarian necessity rather than an inalienable freedom; therefore, it is not a problem to let individuals dwell in wrong beliefs in order to use them as a bad example or counterpoint to strengthen the rest of society. The costs are worth the long-term happiness and progress that results from free expression.
Theoretically, Mill’s analogy between limitations on expression and ‘robbery’ makes perfect sense. Society today, under a government that provides a largely free range of expression, is in a better position for innovative thought than it would be otherwise. However, regardless of whether or not a society actually takes the opportunity to break from any mold of conformity and pursue the end goal of progress and truth, the fact remains that the chance exists. This prospect would not even be possible in a society in which speech was significantly curtailed; therefore, society would be robbed of a fundamental opportunity, regardless of whether or not it would choose to pursue it.

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Excerpt from "The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas", by Carl L Becker
It is not enough, said Condorcet, that the rights of man "should be written in the books of philosophers and in the hearts of virtuous men; it is necessary that ignorant or weak men should read them in the example of a great people. America has given us this example. The act which declares its independence is a simple and sublime exposition of those rights so sacred and so long forgotten. (...)
Modern democracy has accepted one article of the Jeffersonian philosophy -- that government rests upon the consent of the governed; and this article, in the form of the right of the majority to rule, it has even erected into an article of faith. For this dogma a theoretical foundation had indeed to be found. The simplest, the naive, way to justify majority rule was of course to fall back upon force -- the majority has the power, and therefore the right; we decide matters "by counting heads instead of by breaking them," which seems to mean that it is right for the minority of heads to submit in order to avoid being broken by the majority of hands. This idea may sometimes be seen at work in the minds even of those who professed to defend the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence. ...
The object of society is to achieve the greatest good of all its members; do not ask what rights men have in society, but what benefits they derive from it. In the long run no man can decide for another what is good for that other. Each must decide for himself; and so, if you give each man a voice in deciding what is to be done and how, each man to count for one and none for more than one, the result will be to bring about the greatest good of all, or at least 'the greatest good of the greatest number,' which is perhaps the nearest approximation to the greatest good of all. ... 
If the classic philosophy of the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights proved unacceptable to the nineteenth century, it was thus not because it could be easily made the basis of democratic government, but because it had been, and could again be, so effectively used as a justification of revolutionary movements. ...
"all men are born free and equal, and have certain unalienable rights" -- Massachusetts constitution of 1780
"All men are born equally free and independent" -- New Hampshire constitution of 1784
"All men, when they form a social compact, are equal in rights" -- Kentucky constitution of 1792
these phrases, with at most slight verbal changes, reappear in most of the Western state constitutions.
In the South, after the rise of the anti-slavery controversy, there were good reasons for not doing so; but even there it was found simpler on the whole to edit the phrases than to omit them altogether. Thus, in the constitutions of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky (1799), Mississippi, and Texas (1845), the phrase "All men, when they form a social compact, are equal" was changed to read "All freemen, when they form a social compact, are equal." No danger in affirming that all freemen are equal, and have certain inalienable rights -- particularly the right of property. 
The persistence of the political philosophy of the Declaration in the state constitutions must be mainly attributed to the conventional acceptance of a great tradition; particularly so during the thirty years prior to the Civil War, when political, north and south, were ridiculing as fallacies, as glittering generalities, the very principles which were being proclaimed afresh in nearly every constitution of the time. During these decades, the ideas of the Declaration survived as a living faith chiefly among those who felt that slavery was an evil requiring immediate and desparate remedies. The old Jefferonian anti-slavery sentiment had disappeared, or was rapidly disappearing, in the South. Cotton was king, and the contton planters were determined to maintain their slaves at all hazards. In the North, business interests, depracating agitation as inimical to prosperity, were all for holding fast to the sacred constitution as a prescriptive safeguard of liberty. Liberty they would defend, to be sure -- "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable." ... Every honest man, they thought, must know that slavery was a damnable rime against human nature; and yet the United States, proclaiming as its birthright that all men are created equal, not only persisted in the crime, but defended it as a necessary evil or a positive good, thus crowning national dishonor with a mean hypocrisy.
With this crime the abolitionists refused to compromise. Let the Union perish, if it must be so, yes, a thousand times! Honor and righteousness are more precious than law and order. There is a higher allegienace than loyalty to the state. The Constitution, cried Garrison, is a "covenant with death" an "agreement with hell." Neither the Constitution nor the general good is the supreme law of the state, Channing affirmed. "Man has rights by nature. . . . In the order of things they preceded society, lie at its foundation, constitute man's capacity for it, and are the great objects of social institutions." "We should be men first and subjects afterward," said Thoreau. "It is not desirable to cultivate respect for law, so much as for the right. . . . How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my governement which is the slave's government also." In justification of their revolt against the established regime, the abolitionists naturally turned to the Declaration of Independence. From the positive law, they appealed to a "higher law." They would obey, not the Constitution, but conscience; they would defend, not the legal rights of American citizens, but the sacred and inalienable rights of all men.
The abolitionists, like the French republicans and the followers of Mazzini in Europe, were but a revolutionary minority. By the great majority, both north and south, they were despised as fanatics and feared as incendiaries. Conservative men in the North did not defend slavery. They recognized it as in itself an evil, and in increasing numbers wished to restrict the spread of the evil, in the hope that, all in good time, it would disappear of its own accord. This they thought might come to pass if men would be patient and reasonable. But they thought that the abolitionists, with criminal disregard of consequences, were creating throughout the country an ugly temper which threatened civil strife and a dissolution of the beloved Union. They therefore refused to recognize rights that were not constitutionally defined, and sought for a solution to the slavery question in correct judicial interpretation. ... "Is it man as he ought to be," asked Rufus Choate, "or man as he is, that we must live with? . . . Do you assume that all men . . . uniformly obey reason? . . . Where on earth is such a fool's paradise as that to be found?"
Southern slave owners were ready to deny the self-evidence truths of the Declaration long before Rufus Choate pronounced them glittering generalities; yet they were at first somewhat embarrassed by the fact that the Declaration had been written by the great Jefferson. Loyalty to Jefferson died hard. But perhaps Jefferson did not mean what he said. "Our forefathers," Governor Hammond explained, "when they proclaimed this truth [that all men were created equal] to be self-evident, were not in the best mood to become philosophers, however well calculated to approve themselves the best of patriots. They were much excited, nay, rather angry." They were angry with George III; and what they meant to assert was only that kings and nobles and Englishmen were no better than simple American freemen. If Jefferson meant more than that it must be ascribed to the fact that he was unduly influenced by the French school of thought. "The phrase was simply a finely sounding one, significant of that sentimental French philosophy, then so current, which was destined to bear such sanguinary consequences."
A God-fearing people, such as the South had now become, could not be expected to follow even Jefferson in subscribing to ideas that were obviously tainted with French atheism. "All this," the Rev. Frederick Ross asserted, "every word of it, every jot and tittle, is the liberty and equality claimed by infidelity. God has cursed it seven times in France since 1793." 
To hint that Jefferson was an atheist who did not mean what he said was nevertheless not an adequate defense of slavery. Practical men in the North could pronounce the words ‘glittering generalities’ and let it go at that. They did not own slaves; they did not even defend slavery, they only accepted it as an existing evil to be dealt with practically. But Southern slave owners, denounced by the abolitionists as criminals, and conscious of a certain air of condescension with which even sensible men in the North regarded their ‘peculiar institution,’ could not keep an easy conscience without a profound conviction that slavery was a positive good. Profound convictions were not to be nourished by contemplating the compromises of the Constitution. Slave owners, as well as abolitionists, needed a higher law; but the higher law which they needed could not be found in the Declaration of Independence. They could adequately meet the abolitionists, who affirmed that slavery was a flagrant breach of the “laws of nature and of nature’s God,” by proving that, on the contrary, slavery was in tune with the cosmic harmonies. They had therefore to work out a social philosophy which would relieve them of all responsibility by reconciling society as it is with society as God in his inscrutable providence had intended it to be.
The key to the new philosophy was found in a re-definition of that ancient and battered but still venerable concept of Nature. Continental writers had already achieved this essential task; and it was Thomas Dew, fresh from German universities, who showed the South that natural law, properly conceived, might still be made the sure foundation of African slavery. Nature, he argued, is clearly the work of God, and man is the product of nature — it is “the nature of man to be almost entirely the creature of circumstances.” Now, since God has permitted men to enslave each other in every stage of human history, slavery must be in accord with the nature of man. Admit that slavery is an evil; yet, since the God of nature is perfect, “evil is not the sole object and end of creation,” but only incidental to some universal good. “Well, then, might we have concluded, from [248] the fact that slavery was the necessary result of the laws of mind and matter, that it marked some benevolent design, and was intended by our Creator for some useful purpose.” And so, sure enough, it turned out, upon an unprejudiced examination of history, that human progress, in every stage of development, had been possible only because superior men gained leisure and opportunity by subjugating their inferiors. Thus God and Nature had decreed slavery as the price of civilization.
A general principle such as this, which implied that “the actual is the rational,” permitted of extreme conclusions: “Man is born to subjection. . . . The proclivity of the natural man is to domineer or to be subservient”: “It is as much in the order of nature that men should enslave each other as that other animals should prey upon each other.”2 Well, what if the slave should cease to be subservient and begin to prey? Would it not be in the order of nature that the slave should kill his master and run away? And would not the slave who ran away, and the abolitionist who aided him, both be doing God’s will, if God permitted the enterprise to succeed? This was perhaps going too far. It needed to be demonstrated that obedience to the Fugitive Slave Law was more effectively in accord with God’s purpose than the inclination of the slave to run away. The general principle had therefore to be so stated that the positive law of any particular state would make an integral part of the universal law of nature.
“while man is. . . so formed as to feel what affects others, as well as what affects himself, he is, at the same time, so constituted as to feel more intensely what affects himself directly, than what affects him indirectly through others.” His feeling what affects others fits him to live with others, in the social state; but his feeling more intensely what affects himself results in a “tendency to a universal state of conflict, between individual and individual,” which, if not restrained by some controlling power, will end “in a state of universal discord and confusion, destructive of the social state and the ends for which it is ordained. This controlling [251] power. . . is government.”1 Thus society is necessary to satisfy men’s needs, and government is necessary to restrain their wickedness; and both are “natural” because God has so constituted man that he cannot live without them.
As government is essential for the existence of man in society, liberty is essential for his progress and perfection.
To perfect society, it is necessary to develop the faculties, intellectual and moral, with which man is endowed. But the main spring to their development, and, through this, to progress, improvement and civilization, with all their blessings, is the desire of individuals to better their condition. For this purpose, liberty and security are indispensable. Liberty leaves each free to pursue the course he may deem best to promote his interest and happiness, as far as it may be compatible with the primary end for which government is ordained.2
How far individuals may be left thus free will obviously depend upon circumstances — upon the special circumstances external and internal, of the particular community.[252]
It is a great and dangerous error to suppose that all people are equally entitled to liberty. It is a reward to be earned, not a blessing to be gratuitously lavished on all alike; — a reward reserved for the intelligent, the patriotic, the virtuous and deserving; — and not a boon to be bestowed on a people too ignorant, degraded and vicious, to be capable either of appreciating or enjoying it. . . . An all-wise Providence has reserved it, as the noblest and highest reward for the development of our faculties, moral and intellectual. This dispensation seems to be the result of some fixed law. . . . The progress of a people rising from a lower to a higher point in the scale of liberty, is necessarily slow; — and by attempting to precipitate it, we either retard, or permanently defeat it.1
Liberty in this sense, which is (somewhat inconsistently) both the cause and the reward of progress, implies inequality of condition. That there must be, in popular government, “equality of citizens, in the eyes of the law,” Calhoun concedes. But to attempt to establish “equality of condition” would be to “destroy both liberty and progress.”
In order to understand why this is so, it is necessary to bear in mind, that the main spring to progress is, the [253] desire of individuals to better their condition. . . . Now, as individuals differ greatly from each other, in intelligence, sagacity, energy, perseverence, skill, habits of industry and economy, physical power, position and opportunity — the necessary effect of leaving all free to exert themselves to better their conditions, must be a corresponding inequality. . . . The only means by which this result can be prevented are, either to impose such restrictions on the exertions of those who may possess [ability] in a high degree, as will place them on a level with those who do not; or to deprive them of the fruits of their exertions. But to impose such restrictions on them would be destructive of liberty — while to deprive them of the fruits of their exertions, would be to destroy the desire of bettering their condition. . . . and effectually arrest the march of progress.1
From this point of view, the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence were fallacies chiefly because they were derived from a false conception of nature. It might well be that all men are equal in a state of nature, “meaning, by a state of nature, a state of individuality, supposed to have existed prior [254] to the social and political state, and in which men lived apart and independent of each other.” In such a state all men would indeed be free and equal.
But such a state is purely hypothetical. It never did, nor can exist; as it is inconsistent with the preservation and perpetuation of the race. It is, therefore, a great misnomer to call it the state of nature. Instead of being the natural state of man, it is, of all conceivable states, the most opposed to his nature — most repugnant to his feelings, and most incompatible with his wants. His natural state is the social and political — the one for which his Creator made him, and the only one in which he can preserve and perfect his race. . . . It follows, that men, instead of being born in it (the so-called state of nature) are born in the social and political state; and of course, instead of being born free and equal, are born subject, not only to parental authority, but to the laws and institutions of the country where born, and under whose protection they draw their first breath.
What is the nature of things?
"Since modern philosophy has strangely abused the word nature, it is necessary to determine its true sense. The nature or essence of every being is that which makes it what it is, and without which it would not be that being. . . . God has created these beings with the most perfect natures, and has placed them in certain necessary relations, relations that is to say most appropriate to the attainment of their ends."
The instinct of man leads him to form societies; and these societies, since they exist, are “in the nature of man.” Like man himself, society has “existence for its object, and it must naturally tend toward its own conservation, toward its own perfection, as man by his nature tends toward existence and happiness.”1
If, then, society as it has developed and as it exists is the very work of nature, how absurd to say, as Rousseau and the Philosophers said: Go to, we will reconstruct society along rational lines, according to the nature of man. Men might as well try to change their own skins as to try, with conscious deliberation, to reconstruct society. “It is not for man to construct society; it is for society to fashion man.”2 Rousseau did not understand this profound truth; and because he did not understand this, he did not understand the true source of law and social authority. The source of law is no doubt the “general will,” as Rousseau maintained; but he misconceived the meaning of the general will, just as he misconceived the meaning of nature. The “general will” is not the mere sum of individual wills, determined by no matter what hocus pocus of compact or [262] ballot box. “Every being has a will, if it be intelligent, a tendency, if it be material, to attain its end. . . . Political and natural society has an end, which is the production or the conservation of beings.” Therefore political society “wills the laws or necessary relations between beings; if it wills them, it produces them, or is itself produced by them, since the general will is necessarily efficacious.”1 This is a way of saying that the general will is the sum of those natural influences which shape the life of a people; and since it is God who creates nature and works through it, the general will is the same as the will of God. Thus Bonald sets up, for the purpose of keeping the individual in his place, a doctrine of the social will which functions without regard to what the individual consciously wills. “Man exists only for society, and society shapes him for its own purposes.”
Law, like language, is a natural moral product of a people, no more than the persistent custom of a nation, springing organically from its past and present life. The business of the legislator is therefore not to “make” law, but to discover, through historical research, what it is.
The state itself, according to Savigny, is no more to be created by conscious deliberation than law or language. It also springs organically from the life and history of a people. It originates in “a higher necessity, in a creative power working from within. . . . The generation of the state is thus also an aspect of the generation of law, and it is certainly the highest degree of that generation.”
... "the institutions of any nation were properly but an expression of the life of the people, no more than the crystallization of its tradition, the cumulative deposit of its experience, the résumé of its history. It implied that every people has, therefore, at any given time, the social order which nature has given [266] it, the order which is on the whole best suited to its peculiar genius and circumstance, the order which is accordingly the embodiment of that freedom which it has achieved and the starting point for such further freedom as it may hope to attain.
the progress of mankind was strictly conditioned by the ‘individuality of nations.’ ... each one at some period taking the lead and contributing something distinctive, something proper to its peculiar genius, to the common possession.
Ranke ... does not seek for that which is common to all peoples, but for that which is distinctive in each people. His interest in universal history never disturbs his faith in the ‘individuality of nations’; and hence he does not identify humanity with the universal man, with “man in general,” but with the particular nation (or great men speaking for the nation), at the moment when it most clearly exhibits the nation’s peculiar genius or individuality. When it does this “it enters into relations so intimate [270] with all the powers of the world that its history, in a certain sense, expands into universal history.” 
In each state, he says, “some particular moral or intellectual principle predominates: a principle prescribed by an inherent necessity, expressed in determinate forms, and giving birth to a peculiar condition of society or character of civilization.” The historian will note these distinctive characteristics of the different nations, and record the events in which they find expression; and he will do well to record them just as they occurred,1 bad and good together, since thus it is and not otherwise that God has made men and nations, through whose actions he indeed reveals himself. This is after all the ultimate truth, that history is God’s work, which we must submit to, but which we may seek to understand in order that we may submit to it intelligently.
Natural rights in the sense of the Declaration of Independence, could not be a possession of the individual who was thus securely imprisoned in the social process. Rights he still did possess, rights that were even “natural” and God-given in their way; but they were not something to be fought for and won. Since the rights which God and nature gave him were little more than the privileges, or absence of privileges, which the positive law conferred, it was indeed not always easy to tell the difference between rights and wrongs. Perhaps there was consolation in thinking that one’s rights or wrongs, such as they were, were useful to that “society” which “shapes man for its own purposes”; and so long as the individual could be sure the purpose was beneficent, and would benefit some one in the long run, he might be content to sacrifice himself for the ultimate good which God could see even if he himself could not. But if the [274] social process should some time cease to be visualized as the progressive realization of God’s purpose, the individual was likely to find his prison rather stuffy, might even find it impossible to associate the idea of rights in any sense with conditions that had every appearance of being ugly and meaningless.
At the same time the fruitful discoveries of natural science, particularly the great discovery of Darwin, were convincing the learned world that the origin, differentiation, and modification of all forms of life on the globe were the result of natural forces in a material sense; and that the operation of these forces might be formulated in terms of abstract laws which would neatly and sufficiently account for the organic world, just as the physical sciences were able to account for the physical world. When so much the greater part of the universe showed itself amenable to the reign of a purely material natural law, it was difficult to suppose that man (a creature in many respects astonishingly like the higher forms of apes) could have been permitted to live under a special dispensation. It was much simpler to assume one origin for all life and one law for all growth; simpler to assume that man was only the most highly organized of the creatures (the missing link would doubtless shortly be found), and to think of his history accordingly, as only a more subtly negotiated struggle for existence and survival.
n this view of things, neither God nor the Transcendent Idea seemed any longer a necessary part of the social process. The social process would go on very well by itself. But what its purpose was, or whether it would ever come to any good end, who could say? Herbert Spencer, having replaced God by the Unknowable, could only affirm that the social process was one phase of the evolution of all things “from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity.” This might be illuminating, but it was not the same thing as Ranke’s idea that ultimate purposes could safely be left to God, or as Hegel’s notion that the Transcendent Idea was working steadily toward Freedom. Yet it left the individual more diminished than ever, and more helplessly bound. In a universe in which man seemed only a chance deposit on the surface of the world, and the social process no more than a resolution of blind force, the ‘right’ and the ‘fact’ were indeed indistinguishable; in such a universe the rights which nature gave to man were easily thought of as measured by the power he could exert. Aggressive nationalism found this idea convenient for the exploitation of backward races; while militant socialists, proclaiming anew the social revolution, and giving but a passing glance at the old revolutionary doctrine of the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, found their ‘higher law’ in nature and natural law indeed, but in natural law reconceived in terms of the Marxian doctrine of the class conflict.
To ask whether the natural rights philosophy of the Declaration of Independence is true or false is essentially a meaningless question. When honest men are impelled to withdraw their allegiance to the established law or custom of the community, still more when they are persuaded that such law or custom is too iniquitous to be longer tolerated, they seek for some principle more generally valid, some ‘law’ of higher authority, than the established law or custom of the community. To this higher law or more generally valid principle they then appeal in justification of actions which the community condemns as immoral or criminal. They formulate the law or principle in such a way that it is, or seems to them to be, rationally defensible. To them it is ‘true’ because it brings their actions into harmony with a rightly ordered universe, and enables them to think of themselves as having chosen the nobler part, as having withdrawn from a corrupt world in order to serve God or Humanity or a force that makes for the highest good.
In different times this higher law has taken on different forms — the law of God revealed in Scripture, or in the inner light of conscience, or in nature; in nature conceived as subject to rational control, or in nature conceived as blind force subjecting men and things to its compulsion. The natural rights philosophy of the Declaration of Independence was one formulation of this idea of a higher law. It furnished at once a justification and a profound emotional inspiration for the revolutionary movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Founded upon a superficial knowledge of history it was, certainly; and upon a naive faith in the instinctive virtues of human kind.Yet it was a humane and engaging faith. At its best it preached toleration in place of persecution, goodwill in place of hate, peace in place of war. It taught that beneath all local and temporary diversity, beneath the superficial traits and talents that distinguish men and nations, all men are equal in the possession of a common humanity; and to the end that concord might prevail on the earth instead of strife, it invited men to promote in themselves the humanity which bound them to their fellows, and to shape their conduct and their institutions in harmony with it.
This faith could not survive the harsh realities of the modern world. Throughout the nineteenth century the trend of action, and the trend of thought which follows and serves action, gave an appearance of unreality to the favorite ideas of the age of enlightenment. Nationalism and industrialism, easily passing over into an aggressive imperialism, a more trenchant scientific criticism steadily dissolving its own ‘universal and eternal laws’ into a multiplicity of incomplete and temporary hypotheses — these provided an atmosphere in which faith in Humanity could only gasp for breath. “I have seen Frenchmen, Italians, Russians,” said Joseph de Maistre, “but as for Man, I declare I never met him in my life; if he exists, it is without my knowledge.”1 Generally speaking, the nineteenth century doubted the existence of Man. Men it knew, and nations, but not Man. Man in General was not often inquired after. Friends of the Human Race were rarely to be found. Humanity was commonly abandoned to its own devices.

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Our Universe is Made of and Governed by Music:
Describing Reality Better Gives Better Control:
Our Reality is Cross Section of Higher Dimension:
We Are Existing in This Realm for A Purpose:
One Consciousness which Everything exists From:
The Subtle Energy System is Your Matrix of Life:
Bringers of the Dawn (transcript):
One Consciousness which Everything exists From:
Our Reality is Cross Section of Higher Dimension:

Life's Operating Manual, by Tom Shadyac
The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes
Modern Esoteric, by Brad Olsen
A New Model Of The Universe, by P.D. Ouspensky
Alien Interview, by Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy
Passport To The Cosmos, by John E. Mack
Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky, by Carl Jung
The Power Of Decision, by Raymond Charles Barker
The Purpose of Life, by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
Nothing In This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are, by Bob Frissell
The Sirius Mystery, by Robert Temple
Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?, by Zecharia Sitchin
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Hardcover, by Greg McKeown
The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, by Jeremy Rifkin
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas, by Carl L Becker
Suppression of speech as theft from mankind, by Avery Rasmussen
Man’s Search For Himself, by Rollo May
Sixth Sense: Including the Secrets of the Etheric Subtle Body, by Stuart Wilde
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra
The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas S. Kuhn
The interrupted journey, by John G. Fuller
Communion, by Whitley Strieber
Missing time, by Hopkins
Intruders: the incredible visitations at Copley woods, by Hopkins
Witnessed, by Hopkins 
Secret life, by CBD BRYAN
Close encounters of the fourth kind, by Knopf
The Tao Of Love, by Ivan Hoffman
The links I have prescribed in an order which I think is helpful in subscribing a broad picture to this subject.
The parts, "John Mack, Harvard psychiatrist" and "Debate..." you'll find will either persuade you and catch your interest, or make you think all this is all "conspiracy" or crazy. These parts represent the brunt of the evidence still unknown 'scientifically' (or at least, it has not been acknowledged among the "public arena" of Science).
Another point is, much of the same knowledge about this subject comes from various sources throughout various periods of time (late 80's, 90's 2000's up until now), which proves integrity of experience/information from people who don't necessarily benefit, nor have interests in spreading this type of information.
Keep this in mind if you distrust some of these viewpoints, not to say that what everyone is saying is absolutely correct, albeit take it for what you will.

4776. | 5085. | 5119. | 5167. | Surah 51, Verse 56. |

John Mack, Harvard psychiatrist
abduction documentary -
Oprah Winfrey show -

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Transcending the Dualistic Mind -
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Grand finale..
Roswell -
history of atlantis -
Egyptian pyramids -
Reverse engineering ET technology -
nuclear weapons -

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Essay Notations
[g] (Qur’an, 2:286);
[h] (Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:13)
[t] "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." -Emerson | "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." -Shakespeare | "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -Einstein
[u]; source:
[v] (37:30; Dr Tariq Ramadan Keynote Speach - Shura Annual Banquet 2014).
[w] The Science of Being Great, by Wallace D. Wattles; Chapter XVI, 'Some Further Explanations'.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. 
— Walt Disney